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How to cook quinoa and 5 amazing recipes to enjoy its flavor

Quinoa is rich in nutrients and can be used in creative salads or other recipes with a healthier twist. If you want to include it in your diet, learn how to cook quinoa now:

how to cook quinoa


  • 1 cup of quinoa grains
  • 1 and ½ cup of water
  • salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

How to make

  1. Wash the quinoa under running water;
  2. Place in a pan and lightly toast the seeds;
  3. Turn off the heat and add the water;
  4. Season with salt and pepper, then cover the pan;
  5. Let it cook for about 20 minutes;
  6. Turn off the heat and leave the quinoa covered for another 10 minutes;
  7. Stir with a fork and enjoy!

See how simple and easy cooking quinoa is? You can also use other ingredients to season it, such as lemon drops and olive oil.

quinoa recipes

Take the opportunity to use cooked quinoa in other recipes. See what you can prepare with it:

quinoa salad

After cooking the quinoa, mix in onions, tomatoes, and other ingredients that will add a lot of flavor to the salad. It’s very quick to make and great to serve for lunch or to accompany dinner.

quinoa burger

For those who want to try a vegetarian recipe, with few ingredients, it is possible to make the quinoa burger. Just mix everything, model, freeze and fry.

Tabbouleh of quinoa

Use a mix of quinoas and seasonings to add flavor. There’s not much of a secret and your biggest challenge will be to chop the parsley and tomato into very fine pieces.

Low carb quinoa kibbeh

Adapted version of the oven-baked kibbeh that uses quinoa as one of the ingredients, so it’s gluten-free and low carb. It’s a practical and easy recipe to make, after all, just mix everything and bake.

quinoa risotto

Very simple to prepare, uses easy-to-find items and doesn’t have many steps. Ideal for those who want a complete and delicious meal, but fast.

What did you think of the recipes? Now, you know how to cook quinoa and use it in everyday meals. Enjoy and also check out recipes with chia for a healthier diet.

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